Registered apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce; and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable nationally recognized credential.
The Vermont Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program for Fiber Optic Technicians assists in setting up structured, yet flexible training programs designed to meet the specific needs of Vermont Employers through on-the-job learning and related instruction. Employers, employer associations, colleges, or labor-management groups that can hire and train in a working situation can sponsor registered Apprenticeships.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Apprentices are required to complete 144 hours of classroom instruction as well as complete 2,000 on-the-job training hours under industry professionals.
- The instruction program jointly established by the Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) and Vermont State University (VTSU) (formerly Vermont Technical College) delivers required instruction in 36, 4-hour sessions. Apprentices are required to attend ALL scheduled classes and should arrive on time, expect to stay 4
hours, be prepared to learn, and have assignments completed.
Classes will be held three nights per week from 5-9 PM. Tentatively, we plan to offer instruction at the following
locations beginning in August 2023:
- Williston – Vermont State University Williston Campus
- Lyndon – Vermont State University Lyndon Campus
- Randolph Center – Vermont State University Randolph Center Campus
- Brattleboro – Community College of Vermont Brattleboro Campus
Please note locations are subject to change without notice.
- Minimum three years experience as a Fiber Installer, or a combination of education and experience
- Job Foreman and/or supervisor experience preferred
- Strong planning, administrative, communication, and computer skills
- Ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of individuals inside and outside of the program
- Valid driver’s license required
We believe in setting up for success, for not only the apprentices but also our trainers/facilitators. Each
trainer/facilitator will participate in, and be compensated for train-the-trainer training. Course descriptions and
textbooks are provided as well as administrative support throughout the program.
Trainer/Facilitator will be compensated for 144 hours of instruction and 24 hours of prep. Industry competitive hourly
pay rate based on knowledge and experience.
VTSU values individual differences that can be engaged in the service of learning. Diverse experiences from people of varied backgrounds inform and enrich our community. VTSU strongly encourages applications from historically marginalized and underrepresented populations. VTSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer, in compliance with ADA requirements, and will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact Sarah Potter for assistance with accommodations at [email protected].
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled or by date specified. However, applications received after the initial screening will be considered at the discretion of the University. Vermont State University strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other under-represented backgrounds.